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Can the Rockets kick off 2020 with a win?

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers (23-13) vs. Houston Rockets (23-11), Jan. 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. CDT

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX

TV: ESPN

Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App

Online: Rockets App

Sixers SBNation Blog: Liberty Ballers


Projected Starting Lineups

Philadelphia: Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, Joel Embiid

Houston: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Danuel House Jr., P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela


The Rockets kick off their 2020 schedule as they face the 76ers in the City of Brotherly Love. The Rockets look to continue the momentum they built after a thrashing of the Nuggets on New Year’s Eve.

Tonight is certainly a clash of styles. Will the Rockets be able to defend against one of the longest teams in the league or will the Sixers dominate with their size?